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International stock markets are capturing a growing share of global economic growth as wealth and consumption increases beyond U.S. borders. We believe there are many reasons investors can benefit over the long term from this accelerating trend.

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  1. Source: FactSet, as of 12/31/17. Weights in MSCI All Country World Index–by region. Morningstar as of 12/31/17. Includes U.S. Open-End and ETF ex MM and FOF assets. The World Stock category is split to reflect 12/31/17 asset allocation: 52% into U.S. Category Group, 36% into International Developed Category Group and 12% into Emerging Markets Category Group. U.S. Domiciled Fund and ETF Equity Assets–by region. Analysis excludes institutional share class assets as defined by Morningstar. 
  2. Source: Bloomberg, 12/31/17. Data depicts the common shares of actively traded stocks.
  3. Sources: FactSet, 6/30/18, OECD, 6/30/18. Estimates may not be achieved. Latest data available. 
  4. Source: MSCI, as of 12/31/17.
  5. Source: FactSet, 12/31/17. Based on calendar year price return (in USD) for each MSCI country index represented in the MSCI ACWI ex-USA and the S&P 500 Index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
  6. Source: Morningstar, 12/31/17. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
  7. Source: Morningstar, 12/31/17. Based on MSCI EAFE Index Annualized Gross Returns (1970–2017). Past performance does not guarantee future results. 
  8. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, 12/31/16. *2010–2016. Latest data available.